Every church should have a website. When people search the name of your church, you want the information they’re looking for to be readily accessible. You also want your site to reflect the style of your church and look professional.
Luckily, there are a few good website design platforms out there that can help your church build the website you need. If you’re not sure which one to go with, don’t worry! Here are the top 3 that our church communicators recommend:
The Church Co
A subscription to the Church Co. allows you to easily get your site designed and developed. Their team will work to meet your needs and answer any questions you have along the way.
According to their website, “(the Church Co.) is a full-featured content hub for your organization complete with Unlimited Page, Blogs, Podcasts, Sermon Manager, Event System, Announcements, Stock Photo Library, Giving, Member’s Portal, Small Group Management, and more.” A few of our communicators have commented on their satisfaction with the platform:
“You can’t beat the Church Co.” – Randal Johnson
“We use the Church Co. It has made my job so much easier!” – Kristy Edgell Kish
Whether you want to share your ideas, run a business, or promote your church, you can do it all with WordPress. It’s flexible and secure, but it’s also robust. WordPress can be harder to navigate at first than other design platforms, but it may be worth the time to figure out.
What you can do in WordPress:
- Build an Audience
- Start a Blog
- Open a Store
- Design a Portfolio
WordPress also has 24/7 support powered by actual people. From configuring settings to publishing pages to helping you pick the perfect design, they’re all ears, all smiles, and all human.
“Word Press is incredibly powerful. However, unless you are a web designer, it can be very frustrating. I am not, so for me each week can bring a new adventure. Some days it’s just more fun than a human should be allowed to have.” – Doug Gaskell
“I used WordPress. With WordPress, a lot of your website design and functionality depends on the theme you use. ” – Jeff Johnson
Trusted by the world’s best, Squarespace empowers people with creative ideas to succeed. An all-in-one platform – it gives you everything you need to run your church’s website. Whether you’re just getting started or are well-established in your community, Squarespace can help your website grow.
“Squarespace is a lot easier to use and popular among churches.” – Wesley Farnsworth
“Squarespace. It’s easy to build, and there’s a lot of tutorials on how to add cost-effective customizations.” – Jennifer Benton
As you can see, there are some great platforms available to help you design your church’s website. Building a site can be a frustrating process at times, but the right tool can make it easier. If you need to, do some more research to find out which of these platforms suits your church and your communications team the best.